More than 200 non-profit organizations in Chicago have signed on to provide
students with structured opportunities to earn service hours (click on
service agencies). CPS' partner organizations serve their communities
through direct and indirect service, community organizing and development, and
advocacy. Organizations work on a range of social issues including housing,
hunger, children and youth, senior citizens, the environment, immigration, race
relations, health, and education. These organizations represent an exciting
range of opportunities for CPS students.
In order for service hours to be certified, each service experience
must have a preparation, service, and reflection component. Students earning
service hours must complete a pre-service preparation form as well as
a post-service reflection essay (click on forms). Organizations can choose
to build these components into the service experience.